Edge Your Beds: 12 Easy Ideas for Landscape Borders

Set your flowering shrubs, vegetable gardens, and mulched tree beds apart from your lawn with a dozen easy-to-install decorative landscape edging products.

Iron Scroll Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Iron Scrollwork

This wrought-iron scroll edging from Plow & Hearth creates a formal barrier around flower beds, at once protecting and visually complementing your plantings. Powder coated to prevent rusting, the edging uses a locking-ring system to achieve curves and corners. Available from Plow & Hearth; $69.95.

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Stone Borders

Landscape Edging Ideas: Stone

Limestone, flagstone, and concrete blocks all make good landscape borders, when you choose appropriately sized cuts of stone. Pick out your favorite stone types at the local home center or rock and gravel supplier.

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Pound-In Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Polyethylene Edging

The interlocking pieces of this durable, recycled polyethylene edging are driven into the ground with a rubber mallet around the contours of planting beds and walking paths. Available on Amazon; $19.95.

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Grand View Fence

Landscape Edging Ideas: Picket Fencing

Add a classic look to your landscape with miniature faux fencing, the perfect match for mid-height and taller shrubs and flowers. Available on Amazon; $32.25.

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Faux Stones

Landscape Edging Ideas: Faux Stones

These natural-looking composite 'stones' come with built-in wire anchors to fix them in place. Each set includes 14 stones of assorted shapes and sizes, enough to cover 10 linear feet. Available on Amazon; $169.95.

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Wood Lawn Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Wood

This fungus- and termite-resistant natural-wood edging is built to last. Though anchored to the ground with metal stakes, the edging is flexible enough to mold around small beds and tight angles. Available on Amazon; $63.95 for 20 feet.

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Classic Willow Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Woven Willow Fencing

This decorative woven willow edging is a stylish alternative to ordinary rubber edging products. Its short stature and natural, rustic appeal makes it perfect for pairing with ground covers and smaller plants and shrubs. Available on Amazon; $75.98.

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Brick Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Bricks

These red bricks offer the advantage of a secure and tight-fitting ball-and-socket design. Each brick is 12 inches long and designed to be low-maintenance with permanent, weather-resistant color. Available at The Home Depot; $503 for a pallet.

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EverEdge Edging

Landscape Edging Ideas: Powder-coated Steel

Made from sturdy, powder coated flexible steel, EverEdge appeals with its casual, country garden look. Lengths are interlocking for seamless installation and come five to a set, totaling 16 linear feet of edging per package. Available on Amazon; $114.90 for 16.25 feet.

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Undulating Garden Border

Landscape Edging Ideas: Composite Wood

Made from a combination of recycled polyethylene and wood fiber, this edging comes in curved sections enabling you to easily create an undulating garden border. The composite wood grain timbers are durable, rot-free, and color-fast, and they come with joint connectors and finishing sleeves. Available at FrameItAll.com; $89.99 for 16 feet.

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Poured Concrete

Landscape Edging Ideas: Concrete

Poured concrete molds easily into any design you desire—from curves to corners—around rock gardens and flowerbeds. Then there’s durability to consider: Not only is concrete one of the strongest materials around, it’s virtually maintenance-free. Just look at this project with Quikrete's Crack-Resistant Concrete Mix, which is fortified with synthetic fibers to greatly reduces the risk of the border cracking. Available at acedhardware.com; $7.59.

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Make Your Own!

Landscape Edging Ideas: DIY Alternatives

Create your own decorative edging! Old chipped plates, ceramic tiles, seashells, and railroad ties are all ideal materials sure to provide a unique look in your yard or garden.

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Living on the Edge

Landscape Border Ideas

A landscape edging project doesn't have to take a lot of effort. There are lots of easy edging options that will set your garden beds—and your yard—apart from the rest.


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